Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational
Celebrating 30 Years of Recorded History in 2012!
Come along as the Hoodoo Gurus invite some of their favourite acts and key influences for a one-of-a-kind tour that celebrates 30 years since the release of Leilani (le Hoodoo Gurus iconic debut 7”) and a career that has delivered more than 30 timeless hit singles (I Want You Back, Bittersweet, What’s My Scene?, 1000 Miles Away, The Right Time et al). Their nine studio albums have also enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim in equal measures and they have the reputation of being one of Australia’s most consistent and powerful live acts.
Invitees include the legendary garage-rock pioneers The Sonics, brothers-in-spirit, Redd Kross and The Fleshtones the moody & compelling Died Pretty, Japanese all-girl legends The 126.96.36.199’s plus a hand-picked selection of local celebrities: Royal Headache, The Lovetones and Hard-Ons among them.
But that’s not all! In a personal celebration of this milestone, the Hoodoo Gurus have announced they will perform Stoneage Romeos (their landmark debut album) in its entirety plus a selection of their other hits. How excitement! Stoneage Romeos is a permanent fixture on various lists of Australia’s top albums including the 2010 book “The 100 Best Australian Albums” and Triple J’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time in 2011. Stoneage Romeos was also the subject of its own tribute album ‘Stoneage Cameos’ featuring covers by The Living End, You Am I, The Drones and a host of high profile contemporary acts of the day.
But that’s still not all…
As part of the celebration of this momentous milestone in the band’s career, Sony Music will release GOLD WATCH: 20 GOLDEN GREATS, a new Greatest Hits collection covering the bands entire 30 year career including the new single “Use-By Date”. “Gold Watch” will be released on Friday 16th March.
Tickets for all shows are on-sale Monday 30th January. Sign up to the Dig it Up! mail list right here on our site for the chance to purchase pre-sale tickets.
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind celebration: Dig it Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational.
Friday 20th April
Doors @ 7.30pm
The Tivoli - 52 Costin St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus, performing Stoneage Romeos in it’s entirety (plus other smash hits), The Sonics (USA) & The 188.8.131.52’s (Japan).
Sunday 22nd April
Bands @ 1pm
Enmore Theatre, Notes Live, The Sly Fox & The Green Room, Sydney
Hoodoo Gurus performing Stoneage Romeos (plus other hits) live and in it’s entirety plus The Sonics, Died Pretty, Redd Kross, Tek & Younger, The 184.108.40.206′s, The Fleshtones, Kim Salmon and Spencer P. Jones, Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate) Hard-Ons, Royal Headache, The Lovetones, Belles Will Ring, Straight Arrows, The Gooch Palms, Damien Lovelock, Sounds of Seduction, Alternative Comedy, guest DJ’s and special mystery guests Kids in Dust.
Four venues all within one minutes walk of each other on Enmore Rd, Enmore. Take advantage of all days pass outs, a street full of quality food and restricted capacity. All events held indoors. No fear of sunburn here!
Tuesday 24th April
Doors @ 7.30pm
HQ – 1 North Tce, Adelaide
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus, performing Stoneage Romeos in it’s entirety (plus other smash hits) plus The Sonics (USA) and Hard-Ons.
Wednesday April 25th (Anzac Day)
Bands @ 2pm
The Palace, Spleen & Pony, Melbourne
Hoodoo Gurus performing Stoneage Romeos (plus other hits) live and in it’s entirety plus The Sonics, Died Pretty, Redd Kross, The 220.127.116.11′s, The Fleshtones, Kim Salmon and Spencer P. Jones, Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate) Hard-Ons, Royal Headache, The Lovetones, Beaches, The Frowning Clouds, The Morlocs, Comedians Dave O’Neil, CJ Fortuna and Andrew Goodone and guest DJ’s.
Three venues, four stages Take advantage of all days pass outs, a street full of quality food and restricted capacity. No fear of sunburn here!
Saturday April 28th
Doors @ 7.30pm
The Astor Theatre, Perth, 659 Beaufort St Mt Lawley
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus, performing Stoneage Romeos in it’s entirety (plus other smash hits), Redd Kross (USA) & The Fleshtones (USA)
“GOLD WATCH: 20 GOLDEN GREATS” (RELEASED FRIDAY 16TH MARCH, 2012) TRACKLISTING:
New single (2012):
1. Use-By Date
From Stoneage Romeos (1984):
4. My Girl
5. I Want You Back
From Mars Needs Guitars! (1985):
7. Like, Wow – Wipeout!
From Blow Your Cool! (1987):
9. What’s My Scene?
10. Good Times
From Magnum Cum Louder (1989):
11. Come Anytime
From Kinky (1991):
13. Miss Freelove ’69
14. 1000 Miles Away
15. Castles In The Air
From Crank (1993):
16. The Right Time
From In Blue Cave (1996):
17. Waking Up Tired
From Mach Schau (2004):
18. When You Get To California
From Purity of Essence (2010):
19. I Hope You’re Happy
20. Crackin’ Up